Never fails. When we get a clear night the moon is always there blowing away all the dim stuff with the natural light pollution. Sometimes it's best not to fight the thing and take a shot at it. So here is another image taken with the Canon 60Da. This would look good in any camera, but this one has 18 megapixels!
Photo is a mosaic of 4 images assembled carefully and blended to hide the zipper line where it was put together.
Then a quick slew to M3 globular for a few shots. This is a single image at about 2 minutes at ISO 1000. Not a bad looking background, huh? Hot pixels just aren't there!